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Friday Night Highlights: Costello, Harper Get In Win Column

San Clemente and Karns picked up much needed wins, and find out which future defensive lineman helped his team throw a shutout.

In the collectively most impressive week yet for our future Pokes, Harper and Costello lead their teams to big wins, Jones and Ross highlight dominant defensive performances and more. Check out the numbers and videos for week six!

Brendan Costello, Quarterback

The Tritons got back in the win column this week with a 31-24 win over Edison. Costello finished with 179 yards and a touchdown on 15/23 passing. He added 107 yards and a score on 11 carries as well.

He showed off his arm on this nice 40-yard bomb for a touchdown ⬇️

Thomas Harper, Athlete

Karns was finally able to pick up their first win of the season last week with a 48-22 win over Scott. If you’ve read this article the last three weeks, you’ll know that the next few words are “Harper did everything for the Beavers.” That’s true again this week. On offense, Harper went for 155 yards on eight catches and added three touchdowns. On the other side of the ball, he flew around and finished with eight tackles (six solo) and a forced fumble.

Here are a few of his eight catches on the night. I’m here to bring you the numbers, but none of us (probably) live in Tennessee, so none of of us have ever really seen what Harper can do. He’s clearly just as much of an athlete as his numbers suggest.

Demarco Jones, Defensive Back:

Booker T was back in action after a week off and showed no rust, picking up a 43-6 win over Bartlesville. Jones had several tackles on the defensive side of the ball, including a nice tackle-for-loss after reading a screen and making the play. He also caught a 20-yard touchdown pass as well.

Xavier Player, Defensive Back

Player and the Steele defense were tasked with slowing down an explosive Converse Judson team last week. Texas A&M commit DeMarvin Leal helped hold Steele to just 21 points in a 58-21 loss for Player and the Knights. Player finished with just two tackles and accounted for 12 total yards, coming on a kickoff return.

Xavier Ross, Defensive Tackle

Ross and the Cedar Hill defense shut out Grand Prairie 45-0 last week. Ross was one of many impressive performances on that side of the ball for the Longhorns, finishing with five tackles and a forced fumble. A high-powered Waxahachie team is up next for Cedar Hill.

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  • Grayson Boomer helps keep Collinsville perfect with a 31-0 win over Claremore.
  • Kody Waltersheid and Muenster stay perfect with a 45-0 win over Campbell.
  • New Oklahoma State commit Kamryn Farrar and Dallas Skyline had the week off before a tilt with Lake Highlands next week. Also in DFW, Isreal Isuman-Hundley and Colleyville Heritage also had the week off.